David Bowie Live Santa Monica '72 [Import]
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- Released: March 10, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: EMI
Rolling Stone - 4/20, p.72"...David Bowie's classic concert broadcast with the Spiders From Mars....is finally available as SANTA MONICA '72. And you need it at least for the 10-minute wig out on "The Width of a Circle," a fat slice of the late Mick Ronson in his glitter blitzkrieg-guitar prime..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1204 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he set has the pace of a well-tuned theatrical show. After an excitable 'Hang On To Yourself,' Bowie introduces a character, plays pop cabaret and the singer-songwriter man..."
Blender (Magazine) - p.925 stars out of 5 -- "[A]t this show, Bowie sounds awestruck, and so do the kids, face-to-face with something commensurate to their capacity for wonder."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.864 stars out of 5 -- "'The ragged edges prove just how Ziggy influenced punk....It's obvious why this has been one of the fans' most treasured bootlegs for over 25 years."
- 1.Hang on to Yourself
- 2.Ziggy Stardust
- 4.The Supermen
- 5.Life on Mars?
- 6.Five Years
- 7.Space Oddity
- 8.Andy Warhol
- 9.My Death
- 10.The Width of a Circle
- 11.Queen Bitch
- 12.Moonage Daydream
- 13.John, I'm Only Dancing
- 14.Waiting for the Man
- 15.The Jean Genie
- 16.Suffragette City
- 17.Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
- 18.Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar); Mick Ronson (guitar, bass, background vocals); Mike Garson (keyboards); Trevor Bolder (bass); Mick "Woody" Woodmansey (drums).
Recorded live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California on October 20, 1972.
Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar); Mick Ronson (vocals, guitars, bass guitar); Mike Garson (keyboards); Trevor Bolder (bass guitar); Mick "Woody" Woodmansey (drums).
Audio Mixer: Grover Helsley.
Audio Remasterer: Ted Jensen.
Only available in bootleg versions before this 2008 EMI release, LIVE SANTA MONICA '72 presents David Bowie in full glam-rock grandeur completely inhabiting his outlandish Ziggy Stardust persona as he leads his Spiders from Mars through a fierce set that draws heavily from HUNKY DORY and, not surprisingly, THE RISE & FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST. In addition to cherry-picking many of the finest tunes from Bowie's early era (most notably a thunderous extended version of "The Width of a Circle"), the set also finds the erstwhile Davy Jones covering Jacques Brel (a wistful take on "My Death" that nods to key Bowie influence Scott Walker) and the Velvet Underground (a faithful version of "Waiting for the Man"). Easily one of the best Bowie concert albums available, LIVE SANTA MONICA '72 is ideal for Ziggy acolytes and glam disciples.
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